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Subj: Re: Thor #615: Me too...
Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 at 10:15:52 pm EDT (Viewed 506 times)
Reply Subj: Thor #615, Superheroes: Thor #6, and Thor: For Asgard #2 Reviews
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 at 06:20:56 pm EDT (Viewed 467 times)

THOR 615

    Let's get the obvious out of the way. This is a set-up issue. Most set-up issues tend to be kind of slow as they try and move everything into place. That being said I think this was a pretty good issue.

Decent as a set up. [Hmmm... 'A VILLAIN MORE EVIL THAN... EVER FACED.' Really?! Ozzy?!]

    This issue is divided into three parts. One, a scientist acts as a mouthpiece for Fraction to try and explain what this story arc is about to Asgard's "greatest scientific mind." This will get some laughs at the end, but I think Fraction does a good job of explaining the basics and it fits with the MU. I understood it and I think anybody reading it would as well. It is not like those Cho issues by Pak and Lente where I had to read the issue three times and research on the Internet to figure out what is going on.

It was a funny reveal. [Hmmm... but didnt really get how that quantum cosmologist came to meet that 'scientific mind' in that place with that doctor coincidentally there too - all to explain THE NINE WORLDS in layman fashion.]

    Second, is the introduction of the invaders. Yes, they look as badass in color and action as they did in the preview art. We get a brief introduction into their motives and their hierarchy. One thing I liked was the quite moments in Alfheim leading up to it. To my knowledge this world has never really been explored. Even if it had I think it was a nice lead up to the invasion. To show how surprising an devastating it is going to be.

Wonder if they just destroyed the icy suburbs. Wonder if the aliens are related to Mercurio.

    The third is with the gods themselves. This part lost me a bit. At one moment Thor is brooding about Loki and is chewed out by Don Blake about it. The next he is yelling at Balder to get over SIEGE and be the king Thor never was. Thor does have a point with Balder, but thant highlights his own brooding. However, I did like Heimdall's part. He finally knows of a coming threat before it is three feet from Asgard's door. There is also a nice bit about Jane Foster. Dialogue wise Fraction has a different take than JMS or Gillen. I think it may take some getting used to, but could work.

How could I not like/post this perfectly poignant panel!

    Artwise, Ferry's work is defiantly different than the more common comic art. It has a painted feel to it thanks to Hollingsworth colors, but not the old timey look of Doug's nor the splashiness of Bianchi. His characters definitly have a different look to them with the shadows and all, but I think I will like it. A noticing aspect is the colors. They kind of blend the backgrounds together. I think this is an interesting artistic choice. Was it to have backgrounds, but focuse on them less and focus on what is up front? A way to simpify the background art? I think this has some support with the way Sifi s drawn in the two page spread. At least she was not wearing the red jumpsuit.

It has potential. Though, the five pages of the same office background followed by five pages of all blue got a bit monotonous for a 'reboot' issue.

    Overall, I think this is a decent start. Fraction is going for a more cosmic, sci-fi route than Gillen. His take on the gods dialogue still needs some work. It will be interesting to see where he goes with this and if either Thor or Balder can finally step up into the role of king.

Agreed - especially compared to current iIM take.

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